Jarrod Cunningham has died following a five year fight with Motor Neuron Disease. May he rest in peace. It gives up all reasons to be thankful for our health, Jarrod was the same age as I am.
The 38-year-old’s career with (London)Irish, between 1998 and 2002, saw him amass more than 800 points and he was the Premiership’s top scorer in 1999-2000. An All Blacks trialist in 1993 and 1995, he also played for New Zealand Maori and scored 1000 points for his province Hawkes Bay. Cunningham had Super 12 experience with Auckland Blues and Wellington Hurricanes. A full-back and outhalf, Cunningham retired in 2002, returning home to New Zealand and setting up the Jarrod Cunningham Charitable Trust, which raised money for motor neurone treatment.